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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

More than 4,000 JFK assassination documents secret or censored


President John Kennedy arrives in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.. (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

President Joe Biden  has issued a final order on a 1992 law requiring the release of documents on the John Kennedy assassination, the New York Times reports. But more than 4,000 documents remain secret, according to the article, written by NY Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.

Baker writes that 99 percent of the documents that have been reviewed have been disclosed, but more than 4,000 have not been completely released, although that's only partially Biden's fault.

 "But 2,140 documents remain fully or partially withheld as a result of Mr. Biden’s action, officials said, while another 2,502 remain withheld for reasons outside the president’s purview, like court-ordered seals, grand jury secrecy rules, tax privacy limits or restrictions imposed by people who donated papers, and 42 for a mix of both," he writes.

In the article, skeptic Jefferson Morley and Oswald-did-it author Gerald Posner are both quoted as saying that it's finally time to release anything.

On Twitter, Jesse Walker writes, "Here's something I don't get to say every day: I agree with both Jefferson Morley and Gerald Posner."

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